Just the Facts
Thursday August 15, 7pm
1685 sqft + 840 basement
19.21 x 127 feet
About the Property
Bright and spacious, modern and renovated where it counts, 850 Shaw has plenty of character. The open concept main floor is perfect for entertaining, whether you’re gathering around the huge centre island and modern kitchen, or spilling out onto the back deck, complete with gas BBQ line. An earlier extension makes this home deceptively large. So much so, that there is room for living, dining and family areas on the main floor, two bathrooms upstairs (including a huge master ensuite) and tons of space in the basement for recreation, office and storage areas. There’s even potential for a basement apartment, complete with a fancy renovated full-bathroom and separate entrance.
Top 5 Things We Love About This Home
The location! One block to Christie Pits Park. Walking distance to two subway stops schools, Fiesta Farms, and a gazillion restaurants. You’ll never be bored.
The community. This is Toronto the way we love it. A social, friendly, multicultural neighborhood where people know each other, either hanging out on their porches or in the huge park a block away that’s filled with festivals, sports and facilities.
The kitchen. Modern, open-concept, with high-end integrated appliances, a huge centre island, and adjacent dining room.
The rock star ensuite bathroom, with floating soaker tub and free-standing glass shower.
The basement. Versatile and spacious, with separate recreation, office and storage areas, plus potential for a basement apartment, with a renovated full bathroom and separate entrance.
About the Neighbourhood and Lifestyle
This is a friendly, mixed neighbourhood, where people know their neighbours, bikes are more common than cars, and residents socialize on front porches or head to giant Christie Pits Park for a swim or picnic.
Originally a Sand Pit used to build many of Toronto’s early streets, Christie Pits Park today is a community hub, complete with sports fields (home to the Toronto Maple Leafs minor league baseball team), an outdoor pool, and a rotating calendar of festivals and events. Centrally located and sitting on the Bloor subway line, from here it’s only a quick bike ride or TTC to the University of Toronto, the Annex or Little Italy. A multicultural neighbourhood, with Koreatown to the east and strong Ethiopian roots to the west along Bloor, the neighbourhood has seen rapid gentrification and change in the last decade.
We think Christie Pits is one of the better real estate bets in the city. Sitting on a subway line makes any neighbourhood a safer wager in a transit-stretched city, and when you look at some of the neighbouring affluent areas bursting at the seams with frustrated buyers (Seaton Village, Little Italy), it’s easy to see where the next expansion is likely to spill over to.